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Saturday, May 28, 2011

In this hot political climate when it is clear that the those who hold power are not prepared to lose grip despite their numerous missteps and those who promote themselves as the alternative are putting on the pressure hoping to cause the Government’s collapse, it is easy to get carried away...

Friday, May 27, 2011

On the occasion of Indian Arrival Day 2011, we invited a young student, Hindu born and educated in T&T, to investigate the history of his presence 12,000 miles away from the “Janam Bhoom” of his ancestors.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

There is abroad in the environment a malady that is leading seemingly sensible, rational men and women, ordinarily capable of acting with integrity, balance and good judgments, into acts and statements which make the society explode in anger, cringe in shame and despair of hope...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Black Power was a response to Trinidad’s economy remaining controlled by foreign interests, and the new black elite adopting habits of the old white elite. The movement reached out to Indians, but not convincingly.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Students you must appreciate the fact that there are dream killers. Their dream is to kill your dream. Run like Usain Bolt from dream-killers. Walter Sharansky believed in visualisation to maintain psychological and emotional stability.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

An allergy is an abnormal reaction of the body to a tiny amount of a microscopic foreign substance, usually a protein.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The first time I met Kwailan La Borde I was struck with how petite she was, and I wondered how she had survived out there on that vast, treacherous sea that she had once made her home. Her book, Wind, Sea and Faith, tells that story.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Press conference time: “Ladies and gentlemen of the media, we’ve had our differences in the past and I hope you’ll give me hell every time that you think I’m wrong.” Believe it or not, thus spoke the late US President Richard Nixon who fought many a pitched battle with the US media and...

Monday, May 23, 2011

Last week, I was trying to get to Anguilla for a meeting, only to be told while transiting through Antigua that the Anguilla airport was closed. Apparently the air traffic controller was not feeling well that day.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sixteen years back, Patrick Manning, the then prime minister of this country declared to thunderous applause that May 30 and the 150th Anniversary of the first arrivals of indentured labourers from India would be a public holiday called Indian Arrival Day.